Today is exactly ten years since Asamoah Gyan missed a penalty against Uruguay in a quarter-final game at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Had he scored the penalty, Ghana would have become the first African country to qualify for a semi-final of a senior World Cup competition.
Ghana lost the game 4-2 after a penalty shootout.
It seems a lot of Ghanaians are still hurt by the incident as most of them took to social media today to recount how they reacted to the penalty miss.
Some took jabs at Asamoah Gyan for missing a glorious opportunity to take Ghana forward in the competition.
Asamoah Gyan, however, has responded to people who have been making negative comments about the penalty that he missed.
He stated in a tweet that Ghanaians are interested in “celebrating failure more than achievements”. But he seems not to be bothered as he indicated that his family is proud of him and that is what matters to him the most.
“We celebrate failure more than achievements. Me di333 I dey my corner dey enjoy myself. My family is very proud me. That’s what matters to me the most,” he wrote.
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